Yokohama - a major port for cruise ships

About Yokohama

Located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay directly south of Tokyo, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most used to seeing foreigners.

Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), during which Japan maintained a policy of self-isolation, this port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. Consequently, it quickly grew from a small fishing village into one of Japan’s major cities.

  • Minato Mirai, the new city centre
  • Japan’s largest chinatown
  • Kirin Beer Village, free tours of Kirin’s Yokohama beer brewery
  • Yamate and Motomachi, a former residential area for foreign merchants
  • The Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, also known as Osanbashi Pier, docking for international cruises

The historic port area is Kannai. Next to the waterfront Yamashita Park is Yokohama Marine Tower, the tallest inland lighthouse in the world. Further inland lies Yokohama Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Japan and one of the largest in the world. Nearby is Yokohama Stadium, the Silk Center, and the Doll Museum.

The Isezakichō and Noge areas offer many colourful shops and bars that, with their restaurants and stores catering to residents from China, Thailand, South Korea, and other countries, have an increasingly international flavour.

Practical information:

  • From Tokyo Station to Shin-Yokohama Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen trains (15min)

Yokohama on our Google map

Our packages includes Yokohama



This cruise visits northern Japan and includes a visit to the popular Nebuta Festival in Aomori on 05 August 2018. Enjoy 3 nights in Tokyo then join the cruise ship MSC Splendida for an 8-night cruise around Japan and visiting Vladivostok (Russian Federation).

Tokyo by night


Joining or leaving a cruise in Japan? Many cruises start or end at the major ports of Yokohama, Tokyo, or Kobe. We can provide anything from a few nights in Tokyo before your cruise and a transfer to the main port of Yokohama, to a longer tour in Japan after your cruise has finished.

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